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mostly in the eastern suburbs. light rain around dundalk and extending in parts of harford and cecil caton. driving down at 95 into baltimore, you'll see the rain -- harford and cecil county. we will caught a mix of sunshine and clouds. a chance for some light rain this morning and scattered storms again this afternoon -- we will call it a mix of sunshine and clouds. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a nice start to your morning commute. our speed sensors in great shape. 52 miles per hour at the harrisburg expressway. checking out ok on the j.f.x. this morning. the rest of the major roadways looking okay. problem free near the airport. no delays as you make your way on 100, 97, 295.
this is traffic at the east side of the beltway. no delays towards the key bridge. this is white marsh. southbound traffic running smoothly out of the white marsh area all the way down towards howard county. looking good towards the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. we are falling two big stories this morning. >> this happened near jack pine place. police say a male was discovered dead at the scene. there was a high police presence. a spokesperson said it was a typical response for such a situation. >> this is a typical response where we do not have a suspect identified. we will bring as many officers
to lead the investigation. >> if anyone has any information, you were asked to call baltimore county police. jurors convict john wagner. jennifer franciotti is live this morning with reaction to his conviction. >> jurors found john wagner guilty of felony first-degree murder after eight days of deliberation -- eight days of testimony. stephen pitcairn was stabbed to death on july 25 as he walked from penn station to his home in charles station. he was on his cell phone at the time. his mother said she felt helpless. lkey witness in the case,,
evelva merritt, testified she helped. >> will wasn't just going to stand back and do this thing mediocre. we know this was for someone's life. >> greg bernstein said he is happy with the jury's decision. wagner's attorney had no comment but did say there would be an appeal. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the prime suspect in the disappearance of a frederick woman took out an insurance policy on robyn gardner appeared carry jeered cannot mention the travel insurance during questioning. the solicitor general said the policy included both gardner and giordano.
it is not clear who was named the beneficiary and if it covers accidental death. >> police are investigating a shooting in northeast baltimore. it happened just before 8:00. police found an unidentified man. he was taken to the hospital. no word on a possible motive. >> a group is working on an application process that could make marijuana available one day for sick patients. one team will prevent illegal marijuana diversion. a third will focus on the application process. the work group will deliver those recommendations to the state legislature. the governor has appointed two people to the maryland public service commission. the first is kevin hughes.
also, kelly backman. they regulate gas, telephone, water, and sewage disposal companies. >> a beach is closed this morning after an overflow. more than two million gallons of sewage prompted the closure of rocky point beach. heavy rainfall and construction upgrades led to the overflow. once the water samples return to normal, the alert will be lifted. the water will be tested later today. >> president obama is back in the nation's capital this morning following a three-day bus tour to the midwest.
rivals have some advice for how he should be spending the next 10 days. [no audio] >> we apologize for the technical error. it would have led us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think given the state of the economy, the time is right for the president to go on a 10- day vacation? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to email@example.com. >> who wants to be president? keep up with the latest opals and draw about on our website, wbaltv.com. click on politics. 71 degrees on tv hill.
partly cloudy skies today with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm and a high temperature of 87. now to the news desk. >> a man could face 330 years in prison if he is accused of all the crimes he is accused of. extra deputies were on hand. a man is accused of killing a man who was dating his ex- girlfriend and kidnapping her toddler-aged son. casey anthony's attorneys are trying to get her out of serving her probation in florida. she has been in hiding since she acquitted in the murder of her daughter. they feel she has served probation while she was in jail. the original judge in the case
has been accused of bias. he said he was shocked by the verdict in the murder trial. back to president obama's vacation. he is about to leave on a family vacation for massachusetts. gop candidates are taking advantage of that opportunity to say he should be spending the next 10 days in washington tackling some tough issues. >> after three days on the road, president obama is leaving for some relaxation. us tours midwest by sto behind them, the president has to martha's vineyard. the president said he will
unveil a new plan to create jobs and boost the economy. >> we have a long way to go. we need to act right now. >> details are few. mr. obama called on congress to extend the payroll tax credit and approved several free trade agreements. the latest poll shows 26% of americans approve of the way he is handling the economy. gop rivals are bashing the president's economic record. >> we have spent the past two and a half years in a grand experiment with the in american economic and it has been a terrible, terrible disaster. >> suggested he buckle down. >> giving some thought to the american people. i would have thought that is what he would have done from day one.
>> the white house said the president will be in constant contact with his team. in washington, i'm tara mergener. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think given the state of the economy, the time is right for the president to go on a 10- day vacation? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. why don't you start? >> i was getting very comfortable. 71 degrees on tv hill. stay tuned for the bloomberg business report.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> not a bad start to your morning commute. no incidents at this hour. we'll show you some speed sensors. you can see the topside at 47 miles per hour as you make your approach to the harrisburg expressway. running smoothly as you make your way down towards edmondson. problem free on 70 and in towards the beltway. no problems on the harrisburg expressway. eight minutes on 895 south down to the harbor tunnel tolls. southbound 95, only five minutes. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side stretch. not a lot happening on the east side. problem free as we switch over
to white marsh. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we have on the mattress subway, mondawmin station is closed. trains are able to get by. light rail, on time service in glen burnie. on the marc trains, we have on time service on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. a delay on the 15 bus. a diversion at russell and camden. another diversion at security and rolling road. now back to tony pann. >> most of you will love it nice quiet commute. we're picking up some heavy rain in the northeast suburbs. moving from baltimore county and up 95 through harford and cecil
counties. you guys are going to see some heavy rain for a while. even some thunderstorm activity starting to shot in downtown baltimore. this will pass by over the next couple of hours and then we'll get some quiet weather before more thunderstorms redeveloped later today. high pressure is going off the east coast. the flow is coming out of the south. it will be more unstable. we'll get some breaks in the overcast. the sunshine helps to add to the instability. we can see a break in the clouds once this wave goes by. you will see some sunshine later on. 72 at the airport. we should be able to make it into the mid to upper 80's this afternoon. partly cloudy with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. the humidity will be going up.
temperatures drop back to around 70 degrees by tomorrow morning. we have these little pieces of energy that are going to drift through from time to time. we will have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm every day. sunday it looks like the best day at the beach. scattered thunderstorms friday and saturday. scattered showers and thunderstorms thursday, friday, and saturday. 40%. that means it is not going to rain every day. i would not cancel any outdoor plants. another front will come through on sunday night and monday. we will clear things out by the time we get to the middle of next week -- i would not cancel any outdoor plans. >> a man in new jersey is using his own experience to help
others find jobs. he's doing it for free. >> this man worked in the corporate arena for 23 years. he said goodbye to the race. he is not a small-business consultant. once a month he host a free job- hunting seminar for people looking for work. >> i was down size. i wake up at 3:00 a.m. in the morning in a cold sweat. i was tired of other companies make money. i help people find jobs. >> we created a profile. >> bryant was a direct market manager before losing his jobs. he attended a recent class and has changed his job-looking strategy. >> he said there is nothing out there.
have resumes for one the market turns around. zero in on companies you want to work for. >> he calls his free classes job search boot camp. >> the greatest downfall of people who need my services is they spend all days in front of the computer. there introverted. that does not work. get out there and meet people in the 3 or four industries that you're interested in targeting. >> bryant is optimistic about chances of landing his next job. he is grateful to ethan. >> investors ended up losers by selling stocks in their 401k's. newspapers are being stolen nationwide. we have more in the bloomberg
business report. good morning to you. >> sunday papers are disappearing from doorsteps nationwide. they are also being swiped off of newsstands. blame it on extreme couponing. the craze is prompting people to stock up on as many coupons as they can get their hands on. they use dozens and hundreds of coupons in trying to reduce their grocery bills. today we get the latest numbers on inflation. economists expected to ease. -- stock futures are down about 2% on average. yes day was a mixed day. tech stocks were particularly weak -- yesterday it was a mixed
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>> a hungry crowd gathered in towson. >> they wanted the opportunity to sink their teeth into a gino's burger appeared lots of hundred people were in line. look at that. some customers say the change brings back a lot of fond memories. >> this is bringing back childhood. my mother used to take us down
on the bus downtown and our big treat was going to gino's to get a gino's giant downtown. >> this towson location is the first of all will be 10 local gino's franchises in the baltimore area. there was a time there were more gino's franchisees than mcdonald's. i can't wait to try one of those. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. an elderly woman is robbed by a man posing as a b.g.e. worker. >> a guilty verdict for the man accused of killing a johns hopkins researcher. >> we have some rain back into the forecast. we will give you the details in just a few minutes. >> we will let you know if there are any experts from a leading consumer publication recently tested stain treatments. they rated resolve laundry number one.
>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. the rain -- is it going to wash out the weekend plans? >> it is not going to be a perfect weekend, but we do have some rain to talk about. some of you will get the rain and some of you will have a nice morning commute. in the eastern suburbs into cecil county, you will see some rain to start the day today. it is dry in the western suburbs. the best chance early this morning and then again late this afternoon. high temperature around 87 degrees. i will detail the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> we know you can do it. >> we are watching the roads in and out of cecil and harford
counties. we are not tracking any delays. a pretty smooth ride around the area. speed sensors not picking up anything. light volume around the area. we're checking on 95 coming in and out of cecil county. a problem free ride on pulaski highway. five minutes getting you down to the fort mchenry i-95 south. 11 minutes to travel south and 95 down towards 32. we start at the east side of the beltway. problem free to and from the key bridge. this is the white marsh area. down to the fort mchenry, problem free at the moment. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a guilty verdict in the trial of
john wagner. >> a jury convicted him. jennifer franciotti is live outside the courthouse with more on his conviction. >> john wagner has always denied killing the researcher. the jury did not buy it and they found him guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery. >> from the beginning to the end, it was a very tough, stressful, itself deal. >> john wagner stared straight ahead as deputies ushered him out of the courthouse. inside, a family members wept as john wagner was found guilty after three hours of deliberation. >> we had decided that from the first day. we wasn't just going to just stand back and just do this thing mediocre. but we know this was for someone's life. >> stephen pitcairn was stabbed
to death as he walked from penn station to his home. he was on his cell phone at the time with his mother. another key witness in the case, wagner's girlfriend testified that she and wagner boasts robert pitcairn but that wagner was the one who stabbed him. >> we were successful in prosecuting these individuals. my commitment remains to prosecute these violent, repeat offenders. attorney had no comment after the verdict but he did it knowledge there would be an appeal. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this man is behind bars and charged with rape. police say dna link him to the
april, 2010, incident. he attacked a woman inside a laundromat. he is currently jailed in new york city. police are warning residents as men posing as b.g.e. residents. so far there have been four cases reported in baltimore county. the woman said man knocked on her door. she followed them to the back yard. she found an unpleasant surprise. >> i went in my bedroom and i was in shock. empty boxes from the jewelry on the floor. there was clothes anywhere. went in the back room, same thing. they had ransacked all three bedrooms. i said, i have been robbed. >> similar incidents have been reported in dundalk. investigators think a second man
slips into the house while the homeowner is distracted. >> crime is at its lowest rate in more than 35 years. martin o'malley released the crime data on wednesday. there were 14 fewer murders in 2010. robberies were down 8%. the new numbers came in to the crime lab. police in florida say they stopped a school bombing plot that could have led to mass casualties. they arrested a former student. it seems he had the materials to do it. >> we are probably able to thwart a potentially catastrophic event.
>> police say jared cano was a teenager with a horrible plan. >> they found a manifesto written by jared that outlined what his actions were going to be. >> police said he intended to explode a bomb at freedom the first day of classes next week. >> they found fuzing devices. >> the arrested him tuesday night after a person alerted police pequot takes an entire village to stop these kinds of incidents to happen. >> he had been expelled from freedom high-school and arrested before on charges including burglary and drug possession. >> once i found out was taken from the apartment complex, that was when the reality and the
fears said, this is a real situation. >> police found a marijuana growing operation in his room, along with drawings of rooms inside the high school. >> i am scared a little bit to go to school. >> police say this could have been the scene of disaster if someone did not share their suspicions. kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> cano faces felony charges and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. parents have been notified of the plot. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. a new drug meant to fight one of the deadliest forms of cancer. >> buy or pack? weighing the pros and cons of what your kids eat. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water
in the western suburbs, it is dry right now. you guys will be ok. hit and miss showers and thunderstorms today. another chance of storms will pop up later this afternoon. high temperature of 87. we will detail the weekend forecast in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> for the second time this year, the fda approves a drug to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer. zelboraf targets a specific mutation. nearly 700 patients were studied. 77% of those given zelboraf are still living. the fda approved a test to screen patients for the gene mutation. >> buy or pack a lunch? which one is better?
some say both are fine as long as it contains the correct amount of protein and other nutrients. the benefit of buying is that it is regulated by the fda. some reports show kids who we packed lunches to not get enough calcium. >> we do sell milk to students so that if they cannot pack, to ensure the milk stays cold, they can get a carton of milk from moss. >> lunches are coming around and we're trying to focus on health the nutrition. if they are too busy or if the parent works all lot, it should be fine. >> if you packed your child's lunch, he should not use prepackaged meals because they have added fat, sugar, and salt. >> or have your kids help you do it.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> time now to check your morning commute. not a lot in the way of volume. still very light according to our speed sensors. 57 on the topside. the west side, around 52 down from 795. so far so good on 795. a clear ride on 95. this is the area where focusing on to see if anything happens because of the rain in and out cecil and harford counties. eight minutes to get you down to
the harbor tunnel tolls. five minutes down to the fort mchenry on 95 south. here is a live view of traffic. we start on 95. lick as see it is s the rain moves through. 295 checking at ok. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we have on the metro subway on time service. the mondawmin metro station is closed. light rail on time. marc trains on schedule. the 27 bus is diverting at russell and camden because of the construction. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> we do have some rain to
discuss this morning. first we say good morning to ava marie. she is in little italy today and i am sure you'll have some great food. >> we are in little italy. the skies had cleared. there is a chance for showers in places to the east. we are talking about a festival this weekend. we're outside the bocce ball court. good morning. we have deacon kevin and let's talk to you. tell us about how we're going to be celebrating this event. >> it kicks off on sunday morning with mass. we start and noon on saturday. the highlight is hour mass at 9:30. we will have a bishop with us on sunday to help celebrate. we have a procession through the
streets of little italy with this relic. it is the never would a chance to see us catholics expressed aint.evotion to the st >> what is this festival all about? >> st. gabriel. the folks down there have been honoring st. gabriel, the patron saint of young people and students. he died at an early age. after his death, a number of miracles were attributed to them. he was canonized in 1922. this is to celebrate family and is about fun and food. the food part is what will get into on saturday and sunday. >> we will get a sneak preview of the food. a big part of the festival.
now we check at the weather. we see some rain off to the north and east and maybe some thunderstorms for cecil county. more storms coming up in the forecast. >> to web. a lot of fun this weekend. -- thank you. there is some rain in the eastern suburbs this morning. most of you will love it dry morning commute. here's the weather set up. we have high pressure moving off the east coast. we'll have a more warm, unstable air mass. we have this first wave going through. we can see some breaks in the overcast in western maryland. if we have sunshine break through the clouds, that will help to destabilize the atmosphere. 72 at the airport. 71 in parkton. we should be able to sneak into
the 80's again this afternoon. a chance for a thunderstorm late in the day with a high around 87 degrees. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm tonight. temperatures drop back into the upper 60's. the sun will said before 8:00 p.m. tonight. the jetve a big dip in stream. these pieces of energy will travel in that jet stream. it is hard to time when those storms come through. this will keep the heat bottled up in the plains states and are temperatures will stay in the 80's. if you go to the beach this weekend, it looks like sunday will be the best day at the beach. it will not be a complete
washout. there is a chance for some storms at the beach. we have a chance for rain each day through monday. that means there is a 60% chance it will not rain where you are. i would not cancel any plans you have for the upcoming weekend. you may have to dodge some raindrops. sunshine coming back on tuesday. back to the news desk. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. the ravens hit the field against the chiefs. keith mills will tell us who we can expect to see starting. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. hope you have them.
this goes to center. adam jones, it's over his head. a freaky play. he kicks the ball. allen never stops. it is 5-2 oakland. 6-4 in the ninth. ndino. and and here's the play at the plate. kurt suzuki tags him out. 6-5, the orioles lose. what can you say? the orioles find a way to lose. buck showalter says, is that it? you are done. you'll see more of the ravens starters tomorrow night as they take on the cheese. john harbaugh said his starters
should play well into the second quarter. that includes joe flacco. joe was the subject of some off- season retooling. he has more flexibility to change the place at the line of scrimmage. that is a huge part of being a quarterback. johnny unitas almost made it an art form. >> i would say at least half the plays were more. it will change week to week. in training camp, i have not done a count, but i bet it has been at least half. he has a choice to make a decision. he changes a pass to a maximum protection or back to a run. >> you can see tomorrow night's game on wbal jun 11. p. manning -- peyton manning calls pretty much every play.
that is what you do. >> thank you, keith. coming up in our next hour -- >> a garbage truck is left dangling from the second-floor of a garage. >> a cake explodes in carroll county. >> a teenager has quite the fish tale to tell, catching a large shark. >> permission to speak, mindy. we have some scattered thunderstorms to talk about. >> no storms right now affecting your morning commute. we will see what happens as the morning evolves.